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"Crumbs from the Table of Joy" by Lynn Nottage, at freeFall Theatre Company in 2019.

FreeFall Theatre Company Announces Season of Ghosts

The 2019-20 lineup, called Ghost Light, will feature haunting adaptations and stories of ghouls.

ST. PETERSBURG, FLA.: FreeFall Theatre Company has announced its 2019-20 season, featuring six productions.

“This season is filled with hauntings—ghosts of the past, whether literal or figurative that emerge from the past to give insight, create obstacles, or remind us where we come from,” said artistic director Eric Davis in a statement.

The season will kick off with The Turn of the Screw (Sept. 28-Oct. 27), adapted by Jeffrey Hatcher from Henry James, a psychological play about a governess who suspects that her charges are under malevolent forces.

Next up will be The Lion in Winter (Nov. 23-Dec. 22), by James Goldman, about holiday family drama that ensues when Henry II lets his wife, Eleanor of Aquitaine, out of prison to spend Christmas with the family.

Following will be George Brant’s Marie and Rosetta (Jan. 18-Feb. 16, 2020), a play with music about the musical partnership between Sister Rosetta Tharpe and her protégé Marie Knight.

The season will continue with Josh Tobiessen’s Lone Star Spirits (Feb. 29-March 29, 2020), a comedy about a woman’s return to her hometown and confronts some ghosts of her past.

Next will be Dear World (April 25-May 24, 2020), with book by Jerome Lawrence and Robert E. Lee, with music and lyrics by Jerry Herman. The musical, based on The Madwoman of Chaillot by Jean Giraudoux, is about a countess living in the basement of a Paris bistro thwarting a group of corporate presidents who are looking to blow up the bistro after oil is discovered on the land.

The season will conclude with Oz (June 27-July 26, 2020), with book by Eric Davis, music by Michael Raabe, and lyrics by Raabe and Davis. This new musical is set in L. Frank Baum’s Land of Oz.

Founded in 2008, freeFall Theatre Company produces contemporary plays and musicals in Tampa Bay.

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